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Sunday, July 19, 2015

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    • The nature of work today is inherently team-based and collaborative, often virtual, and geographically distant. Companies are seeking creative, collaborative employees who have an exploratory mindset. Employers seek graduates who can be more immediately productive in today's fast-paced economy.
    • Active learning, an instructional model that focuses the responsibility of learning on learners, fits the flipped classroom perfectly. Students work in teams to solve problems that are often multidisciplinary in nature, using techniques that are technology-rich. Active learning classrooms are generally characterized by furniture and technology settings that foster small-group collaboration, a rich-media working environment, and the ability to easily reconfigure within the class period.
    • The ability to rearrange furniture and technology quickly and easily will be highly desirable. Some project activities will need nothing more than comfortable furniture, food, and caffeine. Others will require sophisticated computational analysis and the ability to do rapid prototyping.

      Acoustics will be a concern and will need to accommodate a wide range of activities. It seems likely that such space will support more than one team or activity simultaneously. That will be a highly desirable trait, fostering serendipitous discovery and innovation.

      The ability to quickly and easily capture the group's activities and progress will also be desirable. An emerging class of powerful and effective collaboration tools enables project teams to save and store project elements, resources, concepts, plans, designs, models, and renderings—in short, all the "stuff" that a team might find or make.

  • This page lists items to include with a book project proposal.

    tags: academic writing books guidelines proposals publication publishers venues for publication

  • "Every researcher now needs to know about open access and we’re here to help you find out how" (deck, ¶1, 2015.06.16).

    tags: academic writing libraries open access publication research researchers universities

  • "Maintain eye contact for 60% of a conversation The key to eye contact is balance. While it’s important to maintain eye contact, doing so 100% of the time is perceived as aggressive and creepy. At the same time, if you only maintain eye contact for a small portion of the conversation, you’ll come across as disinterested, shy, or embarrassed. Maintaining eye contact for roughly 60% of a conversation comes across as interested, friendly, and trustworthy."

    tags: body language communication conversation eye contact people skils

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

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Sunday, June 07, 2015

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

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Sunday, May 03, 2015

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

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  • This post provided reflections from multiple perspectives on prospects for streamlining submission and reviewing of scholarly articles. The blog on which it appeared seems to partially fulfil the mission of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (sidebar blurb).
    • One challenge I’m considering is how we can better capture and surface information that is currently lost in the submission process. For example, many journals ask for highlights, key findings, implications, publicity/outreach summaries, statements of novelty and so on as part of the submission process, to assist editorial triage and review. Often, this information is never published alongside the article. Why not?
      • When Charlie Rapple joined the crew in The Scholarly Kitchen in Feb. 2015, David Crotty wrote: "Charlie is a co-founder of Kudos, which helps researchers, institutions, funders and publishers maximize the visibility of research (covered in 2013 in this post). Charlie is also the Associate Director of strategic publishing consultancy TBI Communications, Treasurer of UKSG, and an Associate Editor of Learned Publishing" (Welcoming a New Chef into the Kitchen: Charlie Rapple, http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2015/02/23/welcoming-a-new-chef-into-the-kitchen-charlie-rapple/).
    • Publishers have worked hard over the last decade to streamline the submission process and reduce the time from submission to publication, but this does not address the issue that causes the largest delay, which is having to reformat and resubmit papers to multiple journals.
  • In this book review, Ingfei Chen surmised, "Combing through decades of cognitive science investigations of memory and learning, he [the book's author, Benedict Cary] has pulled together its best lessons into a practical and engaging guide" (¶4), and paraphrased advice to the effect that, "Students need to understand that learning happens not only during reading and studying, but in all sorts of ways, so that they can examine their own habits to know which ones may be helping or not, and make adjustments" (Experimenting with learning tactics, ¶4).
    • Combing through decades of cognitive science investigations of memory and learning, he has pulled together its best lessons into a practical and engaging guide
    • Students need to understand that learning happens not only during reading and studying, but in all sorts of ways, so that they can examine their own habits to know which ones may be helping or not, and make adjustments
  • A wake up call to use available know-how to save millions of human lives and trillions of dollars that future outbreaks could take.
  • This site claimed to be "the leading international education and experiential travel resource" (2015.04.06). Major site divisions apparent in tabs near the top of the home page seemed to cover interning, studying, volunteering, and teaching abroad.
  • The original piece is here:  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/edtechresearcher/2014/08/navigating_the_two_kinds_of_online_discussion_forums.html
    • It's hard to have a functional conversation online with hundreds or thousands of people, and it's hard to find what you are looking for in sprawling threads
      • Duh! (¶2, 2015.04.060
    • Questions can have right answers; discussions can't
      • Really?!? Since when?
    • all kinds of ideas, pedagogies, assumptions, and beliefs are baked into technical design decisions
      • Including the hard and fast, yet perhaps philosophically and pedagogically untenable distinctions between questions and (other) discussion prompts on edX.
  • "HarvardWrites is a joint venture of the Harvard College Writing Program, the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, and the departments and schools represented on our site. The project was made possible through a generous grant from the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching" (Digital Initiative, ¶1, 2015.04.06). The homepage had distracting (read annoying), endlessly animated in both first and second screenfuls.
  • "A capitonym is a word whose meaning changes based on whether or not it is capitalized" (n.d.).  Thanks to Sandra Nelson for pointing this out to the LearningwithComputers group way back when!
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